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A Word Study of the Greek Word “logos.”
July 5, 2011, 7:26 pm
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I generally do not focus too much on word studies, especially very involved ones. While as I look at what scripture says in light of it’s context and historicity to hear and learn from Christ in me now, to delve too deep into specific words can perhaps cause one to lose their focus on the specific message God wants us to see and hear. I do on the other hand want to try and discern from the original language what God wants me to learn from Him as in some instances, if not many, the ancient words have many flavors of meaning that can help enhance our knowing Christ better. The ancient languages, Greek and Hebrew specifically, have a lot of meaning in the words along with their varieties of expression. For those whose function in the body of Christ is not in the area of speaking but more related to serving if you just want to skip the majority of what I’ve written and scan some of the conclusions please do so. I’m not sure I’d want to read all that I’ve written, :). For those who have a tendency towards details this might prove beneficial, or at least I pray it is. Additionally, you might find this a helpful resource on where the specific uses of the word “logos” and its parts of speech are in the New Testament for perhaps better clarity as you listen to Christ from what you read.

Some background. In English we have so many different words, with many different words that mean the same, that the English language is often known as perhaps the most complex language to learn. In the Greek and Hebrew we find a more simpler use of words and generally most unique words have generally one meaning, albeit a meaning filled with many flavors. I am no English teacher by any means, and have always wished I would have listened more in my English classes when I was college (English was not my favorite subject, perhaps because of all the memorization involved which I was not very good at). So over the past couple of decades I have had to do some relearning on the subject to better help how I read and communicate so as to prevent misunderstanding, although that doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t be misunderstood by any stretch of the imagination. So given this background if I make an error below, it is an honest one and hope you see it in that light.

Given all that, and especially listening to Father, I have seen more than once how certain words in scripture can help us better understand what we are reading and help us better interpret what is being communicated. I am not an advocate that every believer should know Greek or Hebrew, as I am only a protege at best (or worse), but I am thankful that there are those that have been given that measure of the gift of Christ to help His body. We have all been given a function to the edification of God’s family. If someone sees something amiss in what I share below please let me know. Obviously Christ in us can lead us to many applications of what is written in the Bible, so mine is definitely not the end all. The unsearchable riches of Christ are too vast for one member to share all of our indwelling glorious Lord!

There is one word that seems to grab my attention, along with a few others, that seems to be used often in the scripture to speak of the actual Person of Jesus Christ our Lord, or another word for Jesus Christ, at other times the word is used as a message or saying, or perhaps even to describe some of scripture itself, especially in the gospels. The specific Greek word I am referring to is “logos.” There are two other Greek words that are also often translated “word” and tends to also create further confusion when reading the scripture which is transliterated “rhema” and “epos” and do not mean the same as “logos.” Vines dictionary describes the differences as follows: “logos is reasoned speech, rhema, an utterance, epos, the articulated expression of a thought.”

I do not believe that the Bible is God, but I do believe that God has spoken to us in the past, does so in scripture as He gives us light, and is doing so now through His people as we share life together. To focus only on reading and studying from scripture has a tendency to cause some believers to focus more on the knowledge of scripture versus on knowing Christ in us, who is the truth and the testimony of scripture and now resides in each believer. Scripture is useful to helping us know what God has said and done and what He desires to do through His people through His Son. Scripture helps us to know how others in the past lived by the life of Christ. Christ can teach through whomever and whenever He desires and has and continues to give His body the function of teaching through whom He uses as one means of edification in the body, remembering that all the gifts of the body are from the one indwelling Spirit of Christ and none or more important than the other.

This word “logos” is used by the apostle John specifically to describe our Personal and Indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord. To look at the rest of scripture with a view to knowing how to hear and be taught by our indwelling Christ, the Logos of God now is important for me, so doing this study is part of my desire to know Him better in part. To better know how to live by our indwelling Lord through the gift of His life He has given to each member as we share His life together: His life speaking and serving in love and grace through one another.

I have used a few resources to help me in this study to better understand this particular word and the parts of speech that are important to understanding it’s use in scripture. The below are my resources:

– W.E. Vine, Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers. I used this to give me the Strong’s Concordance number to use in the Free Bible Tools online. the word “logos” is found on page 683 and it’s Strong Concordance number is 3056.
– Free Bible Tools. http://www.tgm.org/bible.htm. This includes many tools in researching words using Strong’s Concordance and Vine’s Dictionary. This gave me every chapter and verse of the New Testament where the word “logos” and it’s parts of speech were found. A very useful resource.
– Alfred Marshall, The Interlinear KJV-NIV Parallel New Testament in Greek and English, 1975, The Zondervan Corporation. I used this to find the exact Greek rendering of the word since the Free Bible Tools only used the Greek word “logos” and did not identify each of the parts of speech for the word. I compiled a list of the passages where each of the different parts of speech were used to do my comparison and ultimately the word study.
– New Testament Greek Online by Winfred P. Lehmann and Jonathan Slocum. http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/eieol/ntgol-0-X.html. This online site was very useful to better understand the different parts of speech and in fact described each of the parts of speech for the word “logos” so it was a definite plus in helping me better understand the parts of speech, at least for a protege like me.
– “Concerning the Logos” by Ken Funk, http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~funkk/Personal/logos.html, Rev 29 Dec 96. I did not use this website but it does seems to be a good resource on the use of the word “logos” in the Greek world not just in the New Testament.

The “Free Bible Tools” describes the word “logos” and it’s various parts of speech as follows:

1) of speech
a) a word, uttered by a living voice, embodies a conception or idea
b) what someone has said: (1) a word; (2) the sayings of God; (3) decree, mandate or order; (4) of the moral precepts given by God; (5) Old Testament prophecy given by the prophets; (6) what is declared, a thought, declaration, aphorism, a weighty saying, a dictum, a maxim
c) discourse: (1) the act of speaking, speech; (2) the faculty of speech, skill and practice in speaking; (3) a kind or style of speaking; (4) a continuous speaking discourse – instruction
d) doctrine, teaching
e) anything reported in speech; a narration, narrative
f) matter under discussion, thing spoken of, affair, a matter in dispute, case, suit at law
g) the thing spoken of or talked about; event, deed

2) its use as respect to the MIND alone
a) reason, the mental faculty of thinking, meditating, reasoning, calculating
b) account, i.e. regard, consideration
c) account, i.e. reckoning, score
d) account, i.e. answer or explanation in reference to judgment
e) relation, i.e. with whom as judge we stand in relation: (1) reason would
f) reason, cause, ground

3) In John, denotes the essential Word of God, Jesus Christ, the personal wisdom and power in union with God, his minister in creation and government of the universe, the cause of all the world’s life both physical and ethical, which for the procurement of man’s salvation put on human nature in the person of Jesus the Messiah, the second person in the Godhead, and shone forth conspicuously from His words and deeds.
Note: A Greek philosopher named Heraclitus first used the term Logos around 600 B.C. to designate the divine reason or plan which coordinates a changing universe.

Vine’s Dictionary describes “logos” and it’s parts of speech as follows:

Word:
denotes

(I) “the expression of thought,” not the mere name of an object,
(a) as embodying a conception or idea, e.g., Luk 7:7; 1Cr 14:9, 19; (b) a saying or statement, (1) by God, e.g., Jhn 15:25; Rom 9:9; 9:28, RV, “word” (AV, “work”); Gal 5:14; Hbr 4:12; (2) by Christ, e.g., Mat 24:35 (plur.); Jhn 2:22; 4:41; 14:23 (plur.); Jhn 15:20. In connection with (1) and (2) the phrase “the word of the Lord,” i.e., the revealed will of God (very frequent in the OT), is used of a direct revelation given by Christ, 1Th 4:15; of the gospel, Act 8:25; 13:49; 15:35, 36; 16:32; 19:10; 1Th 1:8; 2Th 3:1; in this respect it is the message from the Lord, delivered with His authority and made effective by His power (cp. Act 10:36); for other instances relating to the gospel see Act 13:26; 14:3; 15:7; 1Cr 1:18, RV; 2Cr 2:17; 4:2; 5:19; 6:7; Gal 6:6; Eph 1:13; Phl 2:16; Col 1:5; Hbr 5:13; sometimes it is used as the sum of God’s utterances, e.g., Mar 7:13; Jhn 10:35; Rev 1:2, 9;(c) discourse, speech, of instruction, etc., e.g., Act 2:40; 1Cr 2:13; 12:8; 2Cr 1:18; 1Th 1:5; 2Th 2:15; Hbr 6:1, RV, marg.; doctrine, e.g., Mat 13:20; Col 3:16; 1Ti 4:6; 2Ti 1:13; Tts 1:9; 1Jo 2:7;

(II) “The Personal Word,” a title of the Son of God; this identification is substantiated by the statements of doctrine in Jhn 1:1-18, declaring in verses Jhn 1:1, 2. (1) His distinct and superfinite Personality, (2) His relation in the Godhead (pros, “with,” not mere company, but the most intimate communion), (3) His deity; in Jhn 1:3 His creative power; in Jhn 1:14 His Incarnation (“became flesh,” expressing His voluntary act; not as AV, “was made”), the reality and totality of His human nature, and His glory “as of the only begotten from the Father,” RV (marg., “an only begotten from a father”), the absence of the article in each place lending stress to the nature and character of the relationship; His was the Shekinah glory in open manifestation; Jhn 1:18 consummates the identification: “the only-begotten Son (RV marg., many ancient authorities read “God only begotten,”), which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him,” thus fulfilling the significance of the title “Logos,” the “Word,” the personal manifestation, not of a part of the Divine nature, but of the whole Deity (see IMAGE). The title is used also in 1Jo 1:1, “the Word of life” combining the two declarations in Jhn 1:1, 4 and Rev 19:13 (for 1Jo 5:7 see THREE).

The difficulty I see is that in most translations of the Bible it is difficult to determine where “logos” and it’s parts of speech are used because so many other words are translated as “word” and in other instances “logos” is translated into other words such as “speech, “discourse,” “reason,” “saying,” etc. I understand that context of Greek words are important and so this plays a part in the translation. So I was impressed with the need to better understand where “logos” and it’s parts of speech were specifically used and so better understand perhaps where our indwelling Christ is represented versus someone speaking or parts of scripture.

To begin, I did want to describe what I learned about the parts of speech for the word “logos.” If you want some background to what is provided please go to that resource above for more information. Here is what “New Testament Greek Online” provided me:

“The parts of speech are inflected for four cases, besides a case of address called the vocative. The cases are as follows:

* Nominative, the case of the subject;
* Genitive, the case to indicate possession — possessive, in grammars of English
* Dative, the case of the indirect object
* Accusative, the case of the direct object — objective, in grammars of English”

Greek words can also be singular or plural so that eight specific parts of speech for a Greek word is possible. A helpful table was provided:

Fem. Masc. Nt. Fem. Masc Transliteration Nt
Sg. Nom. ἡ ὁ τό χώρα λόγος (logos) δῶρον
Sg. Gen. τῆς τοῦ τοῦ χώρᾱς λόγου (logou) δώρου
Sg. Dat. τῇ τῷ τῷ χώρᾳ λόγῳ (logo) δώρῳ
Sg. Acc. τήν τόν τό χώρᾱν λόγον (logon) δῶρον
Pl. Nom. αἱ οἱ τά χῶραι λόγοι (logoi) δῶρα
Pl. Gen. τῶν τῶν τῶν χωρῶν λόγων (logon) δώρων
Pl. Dat. ταῖς τοῖς τοῖς χώραις λόγοις (logois) δώροις
Pl. Acc τάς τούς τά χώρας λόγους (logous) δῶρα

If you notice the authors were very helpful in providing the eight parts of speech for the word “λόγος” or as it is transliterated “logos.” “λόγος” is the “singular nominative masculine” part of speech. Because I am specifically looking for how Christ the Personal Word is described in the New Testament I looked for only those parts of speech that were singular and then in context for each of those words where we see Christ our indwelling Lord. I have to say that as I was going through the various context their does seem to be an indication that while the Personal Indwelling Lord may not be described, it is often possible to see that the indwelling Lord is at work in the passage and should not be dismissed. On some occasions I have written a literal Greek translation for better clarification of some difficult Greek constructions and also to hopefully shed light on other aspects of that verse. May you know more of our Indwelling Christ as you look at the many verses that the “logos” and it’s parts of speech are used in the New Testament.

“λόγος” (logos) [singular nominative masculine]. It is used 68 or 69 times in the New Testament. [69 if you count the questionable verse from the KJV (1 John 5:7) which uses the Received Greek Text]. The following are the phrases from scripture (in some what chronological order) where “logos” is used, using the NASB (http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-American-Standard-Bible-NASB/). I have put an asterisk (*) by those that could be referring to our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord or as a synonym for the name of Christ. You may see it differently.

Matthew:
5:37; “But let your statement (logos) be ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.”
28:15; And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story (logos) was widely spread among the Jews, and is to this day.

Mark:
(*)4:15; “These are the ones who are beside the road where the word (logos) is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word (logon) which has been sown in them.”

Luke:
4:32; and they were amazed at His teaching, for His message (logos) was with authority.
4:36; And amazement came upon them all, and they began talking with one another saying, “What is this message (logos)? For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits and they come out.”
5:15; But the news (logos) about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses.
7:17; This report (logos) concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.
(*)8:11; “Now the parable is this: the seed is the word (logos) of God.”

John:
(*)1:1; In the beginning was the Word (logos), and the Word (logos) was with God, and the Word (logos) was God.
(*)1:14; And the Word (logos) became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
4:37; For in this case the saying (logos) is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
6:60; Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement (logos); who can listen to it?”
7:36; What is this statement (logos) that He said, ‘You will seek Me, and will not find Me; and where I am, you cannot come’?”
8:37; I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word (logos) has no place in you.
(*)10:35; If he called them gods, to whom the word (logos) of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),
12:38; This was to fulfill the word (logos) of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?”
12:48; He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word (logos) I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.
14:24; He who does not love Me does not keep My words (logous); and the word (logos) which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me.
15:25; But they have done this to fulfill the word (logos) that is written in their Law, ‘(AK)THEY HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.’
(*)17:17; Sanctify them in the truth; Your word (logos) is truth.
18:9; to fulfill the word (logos) which He spoke, “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.”
18:32; to fulfill the word (logos) of Jesus which He spoke, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
21:23; Therefore this saying (logos) went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”

Acts:
6:5; The statement (logos) found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
(*)6:7; The word (logos) of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
11:22; The news (logos) about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
(*)12:24; But the word (logos) of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied.
13:15; After the reading of the Law and the Prophets the synagogue officials sent to them, saying, “Brethren, if you have any word (logos) of exhortation for the people, say it.”
(*)13:26; “Brethren, sons of Abraham’s family, and those among you who fear God, to us the message (logos) of this salvation has been sent.
(*)13:49; And the word (logos) of the Lord was being spread through the whole region.
(*)17:13; But when the Jews of Thessalonica found out that the word (logos) of God had been proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds.
(*)19:20; So the word (logos) of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.

James and Galatians do not mention the singular nominative masculine “logos” in their letters.

1 Thessalonians:
(*)1:8; For the word (logos) of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.

2 Thessalonians:
(*)3:1; Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word (logos) of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you;

1 Corinthians:
(*)1:18; For the word (logos) of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (it is not in the original Greek)
(*)2:4; and my message (logos) and my preaching were not in persuasive words (logois) of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
(*)12:8; For to one is given the word (logos) of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word (logos) of knowledge according to the same Spirit;
(*)14:36; Was it from you that the word (logos) of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? (the word “it” in NASB is not in original Greek)
15:54; But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying (logos) that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory.

2 Corinthians:
(*)1:18; But as God is faithful, our word (logos) to you is not yes and no. (original Greek construction is “But faithful is God that the logos of us to you is not yes and no.”)
10:10; For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his personal presence is unimpressive and his speech (logos) contemptible.”

Romans:
(*)9:6; But it is not as though the word (logos) of God has failed. For they are not all Israel who are descended from Israel;
9:9; For this is the word (logos) of promise: “AT THIS TIME I WILL COME, AND SARAH SHALL HAVE A SON.”

Philippians does not mention the singular nominative masculine “logos” in its letter.

Colossians:
(*)3:16; Let the word (logos) of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
4:6; Let your speech (logos) always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Philemon does not mention the singular nominative masculine “logos” in its letter.

Ephesians:
4:29; Let no unwholesome word (logos) proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. (original Greek does not have “such a word”)
6:19; and pray on my behalf, that utterance (logos) may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel

Hebrews:
(*)2:2; For if the word (logos) spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just penalty,
(*)4:2; For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word (logos) they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. (The sense is of hearing Christ but not believing what He said.)
(*)4:12; For the word (logos) of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
(*)4:13; And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do (logos). (this last part of the verse has an interesting Greek construction, literally it is written: “with whom to us is the logos.”)
(*)5:11; Concerning him we have much to say (logos), and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. (the first part of this verse also has an interesting Greek construction, literally it is written: “Concerning whom much to us the logos and hard to interpret to say…” and the “whom” appears to describe Christ the high priest in the earlier verse.)
7:28; For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word (logos) of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.

1 Timothy:
(*)1:15; It is a trustworthy statement (logos), deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. (While the first few words appear to be a “saying,” and probably is, the Greek construction literally says: “Faithful is the logos and of all acceptance worthy…” and if we took the words from the previous verse it would be literally: “and superabound the grace of the Lord of us with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Faithful is the logos…”)
(*)3:1; It is a trustworthy statement (logos): if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. (same as previous comment, also notice that the literal Greek construction says: “Faithful is the logos: if anyone watch over aspires to, a good work he desires.” This verse also says nothing about an office or a position in the body of Christ but a function).
(*)4:9; It is a trustworthy statement (logos) deserving full acceptance. (same Greek construction as the previous two statements)

2 Timothy:
(*)2:9; for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word (logos) of God is not imprisoned.
(*)2:11; It is a trustworthy statement (logos): For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; (same Greek construction as 1 Timothy in using the word logos)
2:17; and their talk (logos) will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus

Titus:
(*)2:5; to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word (logos) of God will not be dishonored.
(*)3:8; This is a trustworthy statement (logos); and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. (same Greek construction as 1 Timothy in using the word logos)

The Letters of Peter do not mention the singular nominative masculine “logos” in its letters.

1 John:
1:10; If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word (logos) is not in us.
2:7; Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word (logos) which you have heard.
(*)2:14; I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word (logos) of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.
(*)[5:7; in heaven, the Father, the Word (logos), and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one. (A few late manuscripts add this verse and is in the Received Text used by KJV)]

2 John, 3 John, and Jude do not mention the singular nominative masculine “logos” in their letters.

Revelation:
(*)19:13; He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word (logos) of God.

The above passages describe all instances where the singular nominative masculine “λόγος” (logos) is used in the New Testament. In context many of the passages seem to reflect our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord, the Word of God, at least 36 of 69 instances of the use of the word seem to reflect our Lord or the name of our Lord as “the Word.” The gospel of John and his letter of Revelations specifically designate Christ as “the Word of God.” Interestingly, in Acts the sense is of the spreading and growing, organically, of Christ, the Word of God, as He is welcomed and becomes the life of those who hear and believe what He says and He is manifested by His people. The letter to Hebrews uses “logos” in all but one instance to indicate the importance of hearing and believing Christ, our indwelling Lord, the Word of God. Paul uses this word almost every time in his letters to Timothy and Titus to indicate the faithfulness of the indwelling Christ to help His assistant church planters. Again where logos is not necessarily the personal indwelling Lord or His name as “the Word” it does seem to indicate the Spirit of Christ is at work either through the written or spoken word given by the scripture or those living by His life, in other instances it refers to an expression of a thought by the words of the one speaking. So context is important to distinguish this truth.

“λόγου” (logou) [singular genitive masculine]. Grammatically this is the possessive form of the noun. So the term “logou” would normally be translated “word’s.” It is used 27 times in the New Testament. The following are again phrases from scripture (in some what chronological order) where “logou” is used, using the NASB (http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-American-Standard-Bible-NASB/). Again, I have put an asterisk (*) by those that could be referring to our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord. Again you may see it differently:

Matthew:
5:32; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the reason (logou) of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Mark does not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in his gospel.

Luke:
(*)1:2; just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word (logou).
20:20; So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement (logou), so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.

John:
15:20; Remember the word (logou) that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word (logov), they will keep yours also.
17:20; “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word (logou)

Acts:
(*)6:4; But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word (logou).” (The Greek literally says: “but we to the prayer and to the service of the logou will keep.” The thought is that the apostles focus was a different work than the work of the local body of believers, the reason for others taking care of the needs within the body. The Greek construction suggest that those with an apostolic function focus on keeping a particular intimate relationship with and service to “the logou.”)
14:12; And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker (logou).
15:6; The apostles and the elders came together to look into this matter (logou). (The proper translation of the Greek word for “elders” is “older people.”)
15:27; “Therefore we have sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will also report the same things by word (logou). (NASB adds the words “of mouth” after “logou”)
(*)15:32; Judas and Silas, also being prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message (logou). (The last part of this seems not to fit the Greek construction. Here is the literal rendering: “through logou much exhorted the brethren and confirmed” which seems to indicate a sharing from the indwelling Christ living within them)
18:15; but if there are questions about words (logou) and names and your own law, look after it yourselves; I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.” (The first part of this verse from the literal Greek is: “but if questions it is concerning logou and names and law…”)
20:24; But I do not consider my life of any account (logou) as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
22:22; They listened to him up to this statement (logou), and then they raised their voices and said, “Away with such a fellow from the earth, for he should not be allowed to live!”

James:
(*)1:22; But prove yourselves doers of the word (logou), and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
(*)1:23; For if anyone is a hearer of the word (logou) and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror

Galatians, and 1 Thessalonians do not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in their letters.

2 Thessalonians:
2:2; that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message (logou) or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
2:15; So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word (logou) or by letter from us. (NASB adds the words “of mouth” after “logou”)

1 Corinthians:
1:17; For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech (logou), so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.
2:1; And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech (logou) or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.

2 Corinthians, Romans, Philippians do not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in their letters.

Colossians:
(*)4:3; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word (logou), so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;

Philemon and Ephesians do not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in their letters.

Hebrews:
(*)5:13; For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word (logou) of righteousness, for he is an infant.
13:22; But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word (logou) of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. (The Greek literally is: “And I beseech you brethren, endure the logou of beseeching; for indeed through few I wrote to you.”)

1 Timothy:
(*)4:5; for it is sanctified by means of the word (logou) of God and prayer.

2 Timothy does not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in its letter.

Titus:
(*)1:9; holding fast the faithful word (logou) which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. (The latter part of this verse in Greek is literally: “in order that able may both exhort by the teaching healthy and the contradicting to convince.” The thought here is that those with a function of over watching over or looking over (not a title or position of overseer or bishop as wrongly translated) the body of Christ will express Christ, will hold onto “the faithful logou,” someone who is maturing in their relationship with Christ in His body, in this manner.)

1 Peter:
(*)1:23; for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word (logou) of God.
3:1; In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word (logo), they may be won without a word (logou) by the behavior of their wives,

2 Peter do not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in its letters.

1 John:
(*)1:1; What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word (logou) of Life—

2 John, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation do not mention the singular genitive masculine “logou” in their letters.

The above passages describe all instances where the singular genitive masculine “λόγου” (logou) is used in the New Testament. In context only in a few passages does it seem to reflect our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord, the Word of God at least 11 of 27 instances of the use of the word seem to reflect our Lord. In 1 John the author uses this word once and specifically as the name for Christ as “the Word.” Also where logou is not necessarily the personal indwelling Lord or His name as “the Word” it does seem to indicate the Spirit of Christ is at work either through the written or spoken word given by the scripture or those living by His life, in other instances it refers to an expression of a thought by the words of the one speaking. Again context is important to distinguish this truth.

“λόγῳ” (logo) [singular dative masculine]. Grammatically this is the indirect object form of the noun. So the term “logo” would normally be translated “a word.” It is used 45 times in the New Testament. The following are again phrases from scripture (in some what chronological order) where “logo” is used, using the NASB (http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-American-Standard-Bible-NASB/). Again, I have put an asterisk (*) by those that could be referring to our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord. Again you may see it differently:

Matthew:
8:8; But the centurion said, “Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word (logo), and my servant will be healed.
8:16; When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word (logo), and healed all who were ill.
22:15; Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said (logo).

Mark:
10:22; But at these words (logo) he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property. (The first part of the verse the Greek is literally: “But he being sad at the word went away…”)
12:13; Then they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement (logo).

Luke:
1:29; But she was very perplexed at this statement (logo), and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was.
7:7; for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word (logo), and my servant will be healed.
24:19; And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word (logo) in the sight of God and all the people,

John:
2:22; So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word (logo) which Jesus had spoken.
4:50; Jesus said to him, “Go; your son lives.” The man believed the word (logo) that Jesus spoke to him and started off.
8:31; So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word (logo), then you are truly disciples of Mine;

Acts:
7:29; At this remark (logo), MOSES FLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF MIDIAN, where he became the father of two sons.
8:21; You have no part or portion in this matter (logo), for your heart is not right before God.
10:29; That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask for what reason (logo) you have sent for me.”
(*)14:3; Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word (logo) of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
20:2; When he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation, he came to Greece. (NASB does not translate “logo,” the literal Greek translation for this verse is: “And having gone through those parts and having exhorted them logo much he came into Greece.”)
(*)20:32; And now I commend you to God and to the word (logo) of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. (The words “which is” is not in the Greek and seems to indicate it is our indwelling Christ through each of His members who is “able to build” His body.)
20:38; grieving especially over the word (logo) which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

James:
(*)1:18; In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word (logo) of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
3:2; For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says (logo), he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.

Galatians:
5:14; For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word (logo), in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”

1 Thessalonians:
1:5; for our gospel did not come to you in word (logo) only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
2:5; For we never came with flattering speech (logo), as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness—
(*)4:15; For this we say to you by the word (logo) of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

2 Thessalonians:
2:17; comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word (logo).
3:14; If anyone does not obey our instruction (logo) in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame. (The first part of this verse in the literal Greek is: “And if anyone obeys not the logo of us through the epistle…”)

1 Corinthians:
1:5; that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech (logo) and all knowledge
4:20; For the kingdom of God does not consist in words (logo) but in power. (The literal Greek translation for this verse is: “for not in logo the kingdom of God but in power.”)
(*)15:2; by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word (logo) which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. (The word “preached” is literally translated “announced good news.”)

2 Corinthians:
(*)6:7; in the word (logo) of truth, in the power of God; by the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left
8:7; But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance (logo) and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.
10:11; Let such a person consider this, that what we are in word (logo) by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present.
11:6; But even if I am unskilled in speech (logo), yet I am not so in knowledge; in fact, in every way we have made this evident to you in all things.

Romans:
13:9; For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying (logo), “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
15:18; For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word (logo) and deed,

Philippians does not mention the singular dative masculine “logo” in its letter.

Colossians:
(*)1:5; because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word (logo) of truth, the gospel
3:17; Whatever you do in word (logo) or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Philemon, Ephesians, and Hebrews do not mention the singular dative masculine “logo” in their letters.

1 Timothy:
4:12; Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech (logo), conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
5:17; The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching (logo) and teaching. (The NASB, along with most translations, tend to bring an institutional bias into this verse and others like it. The word “preaching” is an incorrect translation based on institutional bias. This translation in Greek is literally: “The well caring older people of double honor let be deemed worthy, especially the labouring in speech (logo) and teaching.”)

2 Timothy and Titus do not mention the singular dative masculine “logo” in their letters.

1 Peter:
(*)2:8; and, “A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE”; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word (logo), and to this doom they were also appointed.
(*)3:1; In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word (logo), they may be won without a word (logou) by the behavior of their wives,

2 Peter:
(*)3:5; For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word (logo) of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
(*)3:7; But by His word (logo) the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

1 John:
3:18; Little children, let us not love with word (logo) or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

2 John, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation do not mention the singular dative masculine “logo” in their letters.

The above passages describe all instances where the singular dative masculine “λόγῳ” (logo) is used in the New Testament. In context only in a few passages does it seem to reflect our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord, the Word of God at least 11 of 45 instances of the use of the word seem to reflect our Lord or the name for our Lord. None of the gospels use this part of speech for our Lord. Peter in both of his letters and in every instance when using this word refers to Christ as “the Word.” Most passages seem to indicate logo refers to the expression of thought by something spoken.

“λόγον” (logon) [singular accusative masculine]. Grammatically this is the objective form of the noun. “Accusative is the grammatical case used to mark the direct object of a transitive verb.” It is used 128 times in the New Testament, the most use of this part of speech for the noun “logos.” The following are again phrases from scripture (in some what chronological order) where “logon” is used, using the NASB (http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-American-Standard-Bible-NASB/). Again, I have put an asterisk (*) by those that could be referring to our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord or a name for Christ. Again you may see it differently:

Matthew:
12:32; Whoever speaks a word (logon) against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.
12:36; But I tell you that every careless word (rhema) that people speak, they shall give an accounting (logon) for it in the day of judgment.
(*)13:19; When anyone hears the word (logon) of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. (The word “it” is not in the original Greek. This seems to be indicating hearing Christ “the Word of the Kingdom.”)
(*)13:20; The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word (logon) and immediately receives it with joy; (same reason in previous verse)
(*)13:21; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word (logon), immediately he falls away. (same reason in previous verse)
(*)13:22; And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word (logon), and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word (logon), and it becomes unfruitful. (same reason in previous verse)
(*)13:23; And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word (logon) and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” (same reason in previous verse)
15:6; he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word (logon) of God for the sake of your tradition.
15:12; Then the disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this statement (logon)?”
15:23; But He did not answer her a word (logon). And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.”
19:11; But He said to them, “Not all men can accept this statement (logon), but only those to whom it has been given.
19:22; But when the young man heard this statement (logon), he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
21:24; Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one thing (logon), which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
22:46; No one was able to answer Him a word (logon), nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question.
25:19; “Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts (logon) with them.
26:44; And He left them again, and went away and prayed a third time, saying the same thing (logon) once more.

Mark:
1:45; But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the news (logon) around, to such an extent that Jesus could no longer publicly enter a city, but stayed out in unpopulated areas; and they were coming to Him from everywhere.
2:2; And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word (logon) to them.
(*)4:14; The sower sows the word (logon). (The sense is sowing or sharing about Christ “the Word.”)
(*)4:15; These are the ones who are beside the road where the word (logos) is sown; and when they hear, immediately Satan comes and takes away the word (logon) which has been sown in them. (same reason as previous verse, also seems to indicate hearing Christ “the Word” and forgetting what He has said.)
(*)4:16; In a similar way these are the ones on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, who, when they hear the word (logon), immediately receive it with joy; (same reason in previous verse)
(*)4:17; and they have no firm root in themselves, but are only temporary; then, when affliction or persecution arises because of the word (logon), immediately they fall away. (same reason in previous verse)
(*)4:18; And others are the ones on whom seed was sown among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word (logon), (same reason in previous verse)
(*)4:19; but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word (logon), and it becomes unfruitful. (same reason in previous verse)
(*)4:20; And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word (logon) and accept it and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.” (same reason in previous verse)
4:33; With many such parables He was speaking the word (logon) to them, so far as they were able to hear it
5:36; But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken (logon), said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”
7:13; thus invalidating the word (logon) of God by your tradition which you have handed down; and you do many things such as that.”
7:29; And He said to her, “Because of this answer (logon) go; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
8:32; And He was stating the matter (logon) plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.
9:10; They seized upon that statement (logon), discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant.
11:29; And Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. (NASB deletes the word logon in this verse. Literal Greek translation of the first part of Jesus’ question is: “I will question you one logon, and answer you me…”)
14:39; Again He went away and prayed, saying the same words (logon). (Literal Greek translation is: “And again going away he prayed the same logon saying.”)
[16:20; And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word (logon) by the signs that followed. (A few late manuscripts and versions contain this paragraph (verses 9-20), usually after verse 8)]

Luke:
(*)5:1; Now it happened that while the crowd was pressing around Him and listening to the word (logon) of God, He was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; (This seems to indicate hearing Christ “the Word of God.”)
(*)8:12; Those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word (logon) from their heart, so that they will not believe and be saved. (This seems to indicate hearing Christ “the Word of God” and forgetting what He has said.)
(*)8:13; Those on the rocky soil are those who, when they hear, receive the word (logon) with joy; and these have no firm root; they believe for a while, and in time of temptation fall away. (Same as previous verse.)
(*)8:15; But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word (logon) in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance. (The word “it” is not in the original Greek. This seems to indicate hearing Christ “the Word of God”)
(*)8:21; But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word (logon) of God and do it.” (The word “it” is not in the literal Greek. The literal Greek translation of Jesus’ words are: “Mother of me and brothers of me these are the ones the logon of God hearing and doing.”)
10:39; She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word (logon). (Is it possible to replace “His word” with “Him?” Seems it is possible)
(*)11:28; But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word (logon) of God and observe it.” (The word “it” is not in the literal Greek. The literal Greek translation of Jesus’ words are: “Nay rather blessed the ones hearing the logon of God and keeping.”)
12:10; And everyone who speaks a word (logon) against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him.
16:2; And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this I hear about you? Give an accounting (logon) of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’
20:3; Jesus answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a question (logon), and you tell Me:

John:
4:39; From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word (logon) of the woman who testified, “He told me all the things that I have done.”
4:41; Many more believed because of His word (logon)
5:24; “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word (logon), and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.
5:38; You do not have His word (logon) abiding in you, for you do not believe Him whom He sent.
8:43; Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word (logon).
8:51; Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word (logon) he will never see death.”
8:52; The Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon. Abraham died, and the prophets also; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word (logon), he will never taste of death.’
8:55; and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word (logon).
14:23; Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word (logon); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.
15:3; You are already clean because of the word (logon) which I have spoken to you.
15:20; Remember the word (logou) that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word (logon), they will keep yours also.
17:6; “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word (logon).
17:14; I have given them Your word (logon); and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
19:8; Therefore when Pilate heard this statement (logon), he was even more afraid;

Acts:
1:1; The first account (logon) I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach,
2:41; So then, those who had received his word (logon) were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
4:4; But many of those who had heard the message (logon) believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
4:29; And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word (logon) with all confidence,
4:31; And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word (logon) of God with boldness.
(*)6:2; So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word (logon) of God in order to serve tables. (The thought here is the apostolic function has a work that is a separate work from the congregation, a work of expressing the Word of God, the indwelling Christ, to those who need to hear Him.)
(*)8:4; Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word (logon). (The last part of the verse is literally translated: “announcing the good news the logon.” Interestingly, in the next verse, verse 8, Phillip is said to have “proclaimed to them the Christ.”)
(*)8:14; Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word (logon) of God, they sent them Peter and John,
8:25; So, when they had solemnly testified and spoken the word (logon) of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans. (The statement “preaching the gospel” is for the one Greek word which is literally “announcing the good news” which does not necessarily imply someone “preaching a sermon.”)
(*)10:36; The word (logon) which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)— (This seems to indicate the Father sent His Son and through the Son the Father was “announcing good news (of) peace through Jesus Christ.”)
(*)10:44; While Peter was still speaking these words (rhemata), the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message (logon).
(*)11:1; Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word (logon) of God.
11:19; So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word (logon) to no one except to Jews alone.
(*)13:5; When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word (logon) of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.
(*)13:7; who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word (logon) of God. (It is possible that this Greek construction of “sought to hear the word of God” could refer to him seeking to hear “the Messiah,” “the Word of God.”)
(*)13:44; The next Sabbath nearly the whole city assembled to hear the word (logon) of the Lord.
13:46; Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word (logon) of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles. (The word “it” is in the Greek and possibly indicates only the announcement of the good news of Christ.)
(*)13:48; When the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word (logon) of the Lord; and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed. (Seems to indicate worshiping Christ, the Word of God, since we do not worship words whether spoken or written but the Christ.)
14:25; When they had spoken the word (logon) in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
(*)15:7; After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brethren, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word (logon) of the gospel and believe.
(*)15:35; But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching with many others also, the word (logon) of the Lord. (Again the literal translation of the Greek word used in this verse for “preaching” is “announcing good news.”)
(*)15:36; After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word (logon) of the Lord, and see how they are.”
(*)16:6; They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word (logon) in Asia;
(*)16:32; And they spoke the word (logon) of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. (The literal Greek translation for the first part of this verse is: “And they spoke to him the logon of God…”)
(*)17:11; Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word (logon) with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
(*)18:11; And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word (logon) of God among them.
18:14; But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, O Jews, it would be reasonable (logon) for me to put up with you;
(*)19:10; This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word (logon) of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
19:38; So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint (logon) against any man, the courts are in session and proconsuls are available; let them bring charges against one another.
19:40; For indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today’s events, since there is no real cause for it, and in this connection we will be unable to account (logon) for this disorderly gathering.”
20:7; On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message (logon) until midnight.

James:
(*)1:21; Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word (logon) implanted, which is able to save your souls.

Galatians:
(*)6:6; The one who is taught the word (logon) is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. (Interestingly this verse is after what Paul describes as living by the Spirit, the life of Christ, and before his comments on sowing and reaping.)

1 Thessalonians:
(*)1:6; You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word (logon) in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit
(*)2:13; For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word (logon) of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word (logon) of men, but for what it really is, the word (logon) of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. (The literal Greek translation for the last part of the verse is: “but as truly is the word of God, which also operates in you the believing.”)

2 Thessalonians does not mention the singular accusative masculine “logon” in its letter.

1 Corinthians:
4:19; But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words (logon) of those who are arrogant but their power.

2 Corinthians:
2:17; For we are not like many, peddling the word (logon) of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
4:2; but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word (logon) of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
(*)5:19; namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word (logon) of reconciliation. (The last part of this verse is literally: “and placing in us the logon of reconciliation” and in the next verse it continues: “on behalf of Christ therefore we are ambassadors as God beseeching through us..” Our indwelling Christ is the Word of reconciliation.)

Romans:
9:28; FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD (logon) ON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY.”
14:12; So then each one of us will give an account (logon) of himself to God.

Philippians:
(*)1:14; and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word (logon) of God without fear.
(*)2:16; holding fast the word (logon) of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
4:15; You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter (logon) of giving and receiving but you alone;
(*)4:17; Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account (logon). (The literal Greek translation is: “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit increasing to logon of you.” The sense seems to be of Paul’s desire to see the increasing of the fruit of Christ in His body.)

Colossians:
(*)1:25; Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word (logon) of God (The word “preaching” is not in the original Greek. The literal Greek translation is: “of which became I a servant according to the stewardship of God given to me for you to fulfil the logon of God” and continues in the next verse with “the mystery having been hidden from the ages…” The sense is that the Word of God is the mystery which has been hidden from the ages and Paul is now involved in the fulfillment of God’s purpose.)
2:23; These are matters (logon) which have, to be sure, the appearance of wisdom in self-made religion and self-abasement and severe treatment of the body, but are of no value against fleshly indulgence.

Philemon does not mention the singular accusative masculine “logon” in its letter.

Ephesians:
(*)1:13; In Him, you also, after listening to the message (logon) of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,

Hebrews:
(*)6:1; Therefore leaving the elementary teaching (logon) about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God (The first part of this verse, the literal Greek translation is: “Wherefore leaving the of the beginning of Christ logon on to maturity let us be borne, not again a foundation…” This is a difficult Greek construction and could possibly be translated based on previous verses: “Wherefore leaving the rudiments of the oracles of God on to logon of Christ maturity let us be borne…” This seems to suggest moving forward from just knowing Christ from the scriptures but experiencing the indwelling Christ in community.)
12:19; and to the blast of a trumpet and the sound of words (rhemato) which sound was such that those who heard begged that no further word (logon) be spoken to them.
(*)13:7; Remember those who led you, who spoke the word (logon) of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. (The word “led” is an improper translation and means “guiding.” This is an institutional bias. The literal Greek translation is: “Remember the guiding of you, who spoke to you the logon of God of whom looking at the result of the conduct imitate the faith.” The sense here is Paul is encouraging the brothers and sisters to remember those in the body whom Christ has been using to guide His people into living by a life of faith and learn Christ like they have.)
(*)13:17; Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account (logon). Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. (Interestingly this verse seems to reflect directly back on the previous verse, verse 7. The first part of this verse could be literally translated: “Be persuaded of the guides of you and yield to them; for they watch on behalf of the souls of you as logon rendering…” The sense being that because these brothers and sisters who have lived by Christ’s life are examples of what Christ desires for His body, it is important to listen to what they are saying and doing so each member can express their measure of Logon in love to the benefit of the entire body growing to the fullness of Christ.)

1 Timothy does not mention the singular accusative masculine “logon” in its letter.

2 Timothy:
(*)2:15; Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word (logon) of truth. (The words “accurately handling” is not an accurate translation of the Greek word. The literal Greek translation is: “Be eager thyself approved to present to God a workman unashamed, cutting straight the logon of truth.” The sense could be that Paul is telling Timothy to live by Christ’s life as close as possible so that when he speaks or does something for others to speak and do only what Christ says, since the truth is in Jesus.)
(*)4:2; preach the word (logon); be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. (those with an apostolic function preach Christ Jesus by His life and Timothy is called to so live by Christ’s life that Christ can be manifested at all times by what he says, does, or does not do.)

Titus
(*)1:3; but at the proper time manifested, even His word (logon), in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior
2:8; sound in speech (logon) which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

1 Peter:
3:15; but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account (logon) for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
4:5; but they will give account (logon) to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

2 Peter:
(*)1:19; So we have the prophetic word (logon) made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. (The first part of this verse is literally translated: “And we have more firm the prophetic logon, to which well ye do taking heed as a lamp…”)

1 John:
2:5; but whoever keeps His word (logon), in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: (The first part of this verse is literally translated: “but whoever keeps of him the word, truly…”)

2 John, 3 John, and Jude do not mention the singular accusative masculine “logon” in their letters.

Revelation:
(*)1:2; who testified to the word (logon) of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. (The first part of this verse is literally translated: “who bore witness of the logon of God…”)
(*)1:9; I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word (logon) of God and the testimony of Jesus.
3:8; I know your deeds. Behold, I have put before you an open door which no one can shut, because you have a little power, and have kept My word (logon), and have not denied My name.
3:10; Because you have kept the word (logon) of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
(*)6:9; When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word (logon) of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;
12:11; And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word (logon) of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
(*)20:4; Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word (logon) of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

The above passages describe all instances where the singular accusative masculine “λόγον” (logon) is used in the New Testament. In context many of the passages seem to reflect our personal indwelling Christ Jesus our Lord, the Word of God, at least 57 of 128 instances of the use of the word seem to reflect our Lord or the name of our Lord as “the Word.” The gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke specifically focus on Christ as the “logon” of God, the seed for others to hear and believe and not to forget while, interestingly, the gospel of John uses “logon” to describe what Jesus says we are to hear and believe. We could possibly replace “My word” in the gospel of John and perhaps see something extra from our Lord, to hear Him and believe Him. Additionally, the letter of Acts uses “logon” to describe what others announced and proclaimed and what others were to hear and believe. We could possibly replace “logon of God” with Christ and perhaps see something extra from our Lord, that it wasn’t the Bible or verses of scripture that was announced, although surely that was part of what was spoken, but Christ was announcing Himself by His life in His people, proclaiming Himself to those who heard Him, who would believe Him and so His life might find residence in those who believe and grow organically out from His life through His people. This is almost the same description for the use of the word “logos” in Acts where the sense is of the spreading and growing, organically, of Christ, the Word of God, as He is welcomed and becomes the life of those who hear and believe what He says and He is manifested by His people. Again where “logon” is not necessarily the personal indwelling Lord or His name as “the Word” it does seem to indicate the Spirit of Christ is at work either through the written or spoken word given by the scripture or those living by His life, in other instances it refers to an expression of a thought by the words of the one speaking. So again context is important to distinguish this truth.

In each of the four parts of speech for the Greek word “logos” there are many instances where the word refers to our indwelling Christ or His name as “the Word.” Christ is the expression of God. Often we express ourselves by the words we use. So Christ the Son is the “singular masculine” “Word of God.” But the expression of Christ is not a set of words, a letter, a book, or a set of books. The expression of Christ is His very life living in and through His people by the Holy Spirit. When we live by Christ’s life we are called to hear Him, believe what He says, and follow what He says and in so doing we have a clear conscience in our relationships with others. This life in Christ is found in His fullness when the entire body of Christ is living by His life together, sharing their measure of the gift of Christ with one another in love, speaking and doing those things which He has told us. The scriptures are to help us how to live by our indwelling Lord by giving us the example of the life of Christ during His earthly service, examples of how He extended His life by the Spirit through His body to then then known world. Because God has spoken in the past and we have in part what He said from the scriptures it is often equated with “the word of God.” The problem comes when like the Pharisees we look to the scriptures as the life of God. There is no life in the scripture but for the spiritual sight we receive by the Holy Spirit. The fullness of Christ is found within the full spiritual functioning of His body as each member lives by His life together, expressing the word of God either in word or deed. He is like a seed planted in each member who welcomes Christ by hearing Him and believing Him, the seed blossoms, and begins to express the fruit of His Spirit by the measure of the gift of His life given to them. As each member lives a shared life together and produces His fruit of love organically, He is made manifest to one another and to the world. This does not discount the words in scripture since there are functions within the body that clearly help teach the body as it builds itself up in love. What a great salvation that we have been given to be in Christ and that He lives in us and desires to express His life through us! May we live life together and so hear Him together, be taught by Him together, and follow what He says together.

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